Le Moulin de Beaumont is situated on its own, just 20 minutes from the beautiful Atlantic beaches, 3 golf courses, and in an area steeped in history. This typical old stone Charentaise mill house has been fully renovated to provide a light, airy place to stay with all modern facilities. Set within two acres, the moulin benefits from a secluded walled and terraced, private heated salt water pool, which has ambient lighting so you can swim all night or just enjoy balmy warm evenings by the pool. All the moulin's facilities are for the sole use of the guests. Its 3 bedrooms, bathroom, additional en suite shower room, open plan well equipped kitchen/dining/living area, sitting room with wood burner, sofas and a further sitting room with French 'day bed' for those afternoon snoozes means there is plenty of space to enjoy the charms of this mill house. With central heating and double glazing for the cooler months, Le Moulin de Beaumont really is the perfect place to stay all year round.
Le Moulin's Exclusive Use of Heated Pool & Gardens: Le Moulin de Beaumont's guests have exclusive use of pool and gardens; they are not shared, like many other houses and there is no owner on site or living next door. It really is just for you to relax in.
Its peaceful setting is surrounded by open countryside, where farmers grow fruit and vegetables along with sunflowers and vines. The stream, with a woodland backdrop, forms a wonderful natural border along one whole side of the garden. The old millstream itself still runs under the garage and through the garden and can be crossed by a charming wooden bridge.The garden has proved to be a wildlife haven and is often home to families of ducks, moorhens and coots. Kingfishers are also regular visitors and upstream a family of otters have been spotted. If you're up early enough you may well see the deer who come to drink from the stream.
There is also plenty of space for balls games, badminton, boules etc, too - all of which are provided.
Coast/Beach: The nearest beaches are about 20 minutes away by car at Meschers. These are small coves with sandy beaches which are perfect for younger members of the family to go rock pooling and experience gentle waves. Further along the coast at St Georges de Didonne & Royan, there are huge sweeping beaches with lots of space, some water sports & full safety patrols. North of Royan is the Grand Cote - several miles of sandy beaches with some local beach patrols & a little further is the Cote Sauvage, with good sandy beaches but where the rollers come in off the Atlantic and therefore, perfect for surfers. The three islands, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron and Ile D'Aix off the coast of the Charente Maritime, are particularly interesting for lovers of the coast and sea and each has its own different characteristics.
Cycling, Walking, Places to Visit: With over 2500km of cycle routes in the Charente-Maritime, many quiet lanes to cycle along, as well as a great cycle track through the pine trees at the Grand Cote, there couldn't be a better way to discover the area. It is also possible to hire bikes which can be delivered straight to the mill house for your convenience. (There are also a couple you can use at the mill house.) Guests have found it is the perfect area for cycling, especially as it is fairly flat with gentle hills. Along with cycle there are many walks along the cliff tops are breath taking and not to be missed. A series of guide books and maps of trails are available at tourist offices, as well as at the mill house.
There are so many wonderful places to see in this interesting region of France with its rich Roman and Medieval history. The Moulin has several excellent guide books, along with a folder containing alsorts of information on places to visit, sites to see and restaurants to dine in.
For more information, please see our website www.chezmoulin.com